English students launch book drive for Linden Court

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By HEATHER JOHNSON
North Platte Community College

NORTH PLATTE, Neb.-Members of the Rho Zeta chapter of Sigma Kappa Delta will be kicking off a book drive next week at North Platte Community College.

SKD is England’s national honor society for two-year colleges, and the promotion of literacy is one of its aims.

This will be the third book drive conducted by Rho Zeta since its inception in 2018. In the past, books were collected for the Lincoln County Detention Center and for Richard Young Behavioral Health in Kearney.

“This time around we have decided to collect books for the residents of Linden Court,” said Rho Zeta chair Hannah Cook of North Platte. “They were selected because, especially since Covid hit, they don’t get many visitors. The hope is that these books will give them something fun to do and improve their mood.

Cook said all sorts of lightly used books are needed, but especially picture books and those in large print. The chapter also calls for new activity books, such as crosswords and sudoku, as well as magazines with positive themes such as “Home”, “Reminisce”, “Good Old Days” or “Discover”.

Rho Zeta’s goal is to collect 500 books. All extras will be offered at other retirement homes and assisted living facilities in North Platte.

Donations will be accepted March 10-24.

Collection boxes will be set up at the NPCC North and South Campus Welcome Centers, near the stairs of the NPCC South Campus Health and Science Center, and at The Espresso Shop by Caravan.

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